Adolescent Biology (Advanced Certificate) Course Sequence and Program Tracker – Part-Time – Fall Start
Academic Plan: BIOAE-AC
Students are required to complete 26-27 credits in Education Courses. This is a recommended sequence of Education courses. Students must consult with the faculty advisor to determine their individualized course of study before registering for classes.
Semester 1 – Fall
- SEDF 703 – Social Foundations of Adolescent Education (3 credits)
Semester 2 – Spring
- SEDF 704 – Adolescent Development, Grades 7-12 (2 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
Semester 3 – Fall
- SEDC 710 – Building the Foundations of Literacy in Adolescent Education (3 credits)
- SEDC 720 – Adolescent Health and Safety (1 credit)
Semester 4 – Spring
- SEDF 705 – Educational Psychology: Applications to Adolescent Education (2 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
Semester 5 – Fall
- SPED 708 – Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings (3 credits)
Semester 6 – Spring
- SEDC 713 – Methods I: Advanced Study of Secondary Learning Environments for Teaching Mathematics and Science (3 credits)
- Educating All Students (EAS) Exam – Students must pass before applying for Student Teaching.
Semester 7 – Fall
- SEDC 724 – Methods II: Intensive Study of Teaching Diverse Learners in Science, Grades 7-12 (2 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
- SEDF 706 – Assessment of Teaching and Learning in Adolescent Education (2 credits, must be taken with a field-based course.)
- Content Specialty Test (CST) – Biology. Students must pass before applying for Student Teaching.
Student Teaching / Practicum
Students must apply for student teaching/practicum. Refer to the Fieldwork page for full policies and procedures.
Students must apply for graduation the semester before their planned graduation. Refer to Graduation and Commencement page for full policies and procedures.
Semester 8 – Spring
- SEDC 75401 – Student Teaching (5 credits) or SEDC 7411 and SEDC 77421 – Practicum (4 credits)
- edTPA – Students must prepare a portfolio of materials during their student teaching clinical experience to demonstrate readiness to teach including lesson plans and unedited video recordings of themselves at work in the classroom.
Students must apply for certification in their final semester. Refer to
the Certification page for requirements and step by step instructions.
- SEDC 7200 – Adolescent Health and Safety, is available every semester including summer and winter sessions.
- SEDC 7100 – Building the Foundations of Literacy in Adolescent Education, can be taken in semester 1 or semester 2. It is also offered in the summer.
- SPED 70800 – Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings, can be taken in semester 2 or 3. It is also offered in the summer with several fully online sessions.
- In addition to the Certification Exams, students must complete the DASA workshop prior to graduation. The DASA workshop can be completed at Hunter College or outside of Hunter College.